Bankruptcy Attorney Stephen Rutenberg Joins Kaye Scholer
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Summary: Noted bankruptcy attorney Stephen Rutenberg joined Kaye Scholer LLP earlier this month. Rutenberg was a partner in the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department of profile on” href=”” target=”_blank”>Sidley Austin in New York. Rutenberg will be joined by Sidley senior associate Michael Greenblatt, who has extensive experience building Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice.

Rutenberg counsels hedge funds, private equity firms, broker-dealers and other global financial institution clients on legal issues related to the purchase and sale of loans and securities of distressed and bankrupt companies both domestically and in Europe.


Kaye Scholer managing partner Michael Solow, who is a noted bankruptcy attorney himself, said, “Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department is committed to delivering the highest quality legal services, and Stephen’s arrival will only further strengthen the range of capabilities that we offer to our clients.”

Rutenberg and his team will continue to focus on advising clients on all aspects of investing in special situations opportunities, including in-depth credit analysis and negotiation of documentation. Recent representations include advising on the purchase, sale and financing of bankruptcy trade claims in several major Chapter 11 Cases, including Lehman Brothers, AMR Corporation, the Dewey insolvency, and the MF Global and Icelandic bank liquidations.

He also served as senior legal counsel for the EMEA Global Loans and Special Situations Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London.

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Mark Liscio, the co-chair of Kaye Scholer’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice said, “Stephen’s extensive cross-border experience will be a great asset to our clients both in the US and in Europe, where we have a substantial presence in the UK and Germany advising on some of the biggest restructurings in those markets. Our goal is to be the premier firm in all aspects of credit trading around the globe.”

Besides being licensed to practice in New York, Rutenberg is also admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales. He has deep experience in cross-border bankruptcy matters. He received his JD from University of Pennsylvania Law School.



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